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Interxion Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

Connectivity, Content and Cloud Communities Drive Strong Growth
Revenue Increased by 16% Year Over Year

AMSTERDAM 2 August 2017 – Interxion Holding NV (NYSE:  INXN), a leading European provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services, announced its results today for the three months ended 30 June 2017. 

Financial Highlights   

  • Revenue increased by 16% to €120.8 million (2Q 2016: €104.0 million).  
  • Recurring revenue1 increased by 14% to €113.4 million (2Q 2016: €99.3 million).  
  • Net income increased by 13% to €10.3 million (2Q 2016: €9.2 million).
  • Adjusted net income2 increased by 12% to €10.1 million (2Q 2016: €9.0 million).
  • Earnings per diluted share increased by 11% to €0.14 (2Q 2016: €0.13).
  • Adjusted earnings2 per diluted share increased by 12% to €0.14 (2Q 2016: €0.13).
  • Adjusted EBITDA2 increased by 15% to €54.3 million (2Q 2016: €47.3 million).
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin decreased to 45.0% (2Q 2016: 45.5%).
  • Capital expenditures, including intangible assets3, were €56.4 million (2Q 2016: €62.6 million).

Operating Highlights

  • Equipped space4 increased by 2,900 square metres in the quarter to 117,000 square metres.
  • Revenue generating space4 increased by 5,200 square metres in the quarter to 95,000 square metres.
  • Utilisation rate at the end of the quarter was 81%.
  • During the second quarter, Interxion completed the following expansions:
    • 300 sqm expansion in Copenhagen,
    • 900 sqm expansion in Marseille,
    • 600 sqm expansion in Paris, and
    • 1,100 sqm expansion in Vienna.


“Interxion delivered a strong second quarter as communities of interest within Interxion facilities continued to grow. Second quarter revenue growth was 16% year over year and we installed 5,200 square metres of new revenue generating space,” said David Ruberg, Interxion’s Chief Executive Officer.  “Demand continues to be strong and we are adding further capacity to meet that demand. Our strategic focus of developing robust connectivity and global cloud communities to create value for our customers has positioned us to grow at the heart of the digital economy.”

Quarterly Review

Revenue in the second quarter of 2017 was €120.8 million, a 16% increase over the second quarter of 2016 and a 6% increase over the first quarter of 2017. Recurring revenue was €113.4 million, a 14% increase over the second quarter of 2016 and a 5% increase over the first quarter of 2017. Recurring revenue in the second quarter represented 94% of total revenue. On an organic constant currency5 basis, revenue in the second quarter of 2017 was 16% higher than in the second quarter of 2016 and 5% higher than in the first quarter of 2017.

Cost of sales in the second quarter of 2017 was €47.9 million, a 21% increase over the second quarter of 2016 and a 9% increase over the first quarter of 2017.

Gross profit was €72.9 million in the second quarter of 2017, a 13% increase over the second quarter of 2016 and a 4% increase over the first quarter of 2017. Gross profit margin was 60.3% in the second quarter of 2017, compared with 61.9% in the second quarter of 2016 and 61.3% in the first quarter of 2017.

Sales and marketing costs in the second quarter of 2017 were €8.3 million, a 14% increase over the second quarter of 2016 and a 5% increase from the first quarter of 2017.

Other general and administrative costs, which exclude depreciation, amortisation, impairments, share-based payments, and M&A transaction costs, were €10.3 million in the second quarter of 2017, a 6% increase over the second quarter of 2016 and a 3% decrease from the first quarter of 2017.

Depreciation, amortisation, and impairments in the second quarter of 2017 was €27.2 million, an increase of 24% from the second quarter of 2016 and a 13% increase from the first quarter of 2017. 

Operating income in the second quarter of 2017 was €25.0 million, an increase of 6% from the second quarter of 2016 and a 2% increase from the first quarter of 2017. 

Net finance expense for the second quarter of 2017 was €10.9 million, a 7% increase over the second quarter of 2016 and an 6% increase over the first quarter of 2017.  Comparisons to prior periods are impacted by the issuance of €150.0 million of additional 6.00% senior secured notes due 2020 in April 2016 and drawings under our €75.0 million senior secured revolving facility that we entered into in March 2017.

Income tax expense for the second quarter of 2017 was €3.7 million, an 11% decrease compared with the second quarter of 2016 and a 13% increase from the first quarter of 2017. 

Net income was €10.3 million in the second quarter of 2017, a 13% increase over the second quarter of 2016 and a 4% decrease from the first quarter of 2017.

Adjusted net income was €10.1 million in the second quarter of 2017, a 12% increase over the second quarter of 2016 and a 6% decrease from the first quarter of 2017.

Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2017 was €54.3 million, a 15% increase over the second quarter of 2016 and a 6% increase over the first quarter of 2017. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 45.0% in the second quarter of 2017, compared with 45.5% in the second quarter of 2016 and 45.1% in the first quarter of 2017.

Cash generated from operations, defined as cash generated from operating activities before interest and corporate income tax payments and receipts, was €40.6 million in the second quarter of 2017, compared with €39.3 million in the second quarter of 2016 and €63.0 million in the first quarter of 2017.

Capital expenditures, including intangible assets, were €56.4 million in the second quarter of 2017, compared with €62.6 million in the second quarter of 2016 and €54.8 million in the first quarter of 2017. 

Cash and cash equivalents were €49.2 million at 30 June 2017, compared with €115.9 million at year end 2016. Total borrowings, net of deferred revolving facility financing fees, were €777.7 million at 30 June 2017, compared with €735.0 million at year end 2016. On 9 March 2017, we entered into a €75.0 million senior secured revolving facility.  As of 30 June 2017, €45.0 million was drawn. On 28 July 2017, we increased the aggregate capacity of this facility to €100.0 million.

The following capacity metrics do not include Science Park. Equipped space at the end of the second quarter of 2017 was 117,000 square metres, compared with 104,200 square metres at the end of the second quarter of 2016 and 114,100 square metres at the end of the first quarter of 2017. Revenue generating space at the end of the second quarter of 2017 was 95,000 square metres, compared with 81,600 square metres at the end of the second quarter of 2016 and 89,800 square metres at the end of the first quarter of 2017. Utilisation rate, the ratio of revenue-generating space to equipped space, was 81% at the end of the second quarter of 2017, compared with 78% at the end of the second quarter of 2016 and 79% at the end of the first quarter of 2017.

Business Outlook

Interxion today reaffirms guidance for its revenue, Adjusted EBITDA and capital expenditures (including intangibles) for full year 2017:

Revenue €468 million – €483 million
Adjusted EBITDA €212 million – €222 million
Capital expenditures (including intangibles) €250 million – €270 million

 

Capital expenditure guidance does not include €77.5 million for the acquisition of Interxion Science Park in 1Q 2017.

Conference Call to Discuss Results

Interxion will host a conference call today at 8:30 a.m. EDT (1:30 p.m. BST, 2:30 p.m. CET) to discuss the results.

To participate on this call, U.S. callers may dial toll free 1-866-966-9439; callers outside the U.S. may dial direct +44 (0) 1452 555 566. The conference ID for this call is INXN. This event also will be webcast live over the Internet in listen-only mode at investors.interxion.com.

A replay of this call will be available shortly after the call concludes and will be available until 15 August 2017. To access the replay, U.S. callers may dial toll free 1-866-247-4222; callers outside the U.S. may dial direct +44 (0) 1452 550 000. The replay access number is 48725099.

Forward-looking Statements

This communication contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results and future events to differ materially from Interxion’s expectations include, but are not limited to, the difficulty of reducing operating expenses in the short term, the inability to utilise the capacity of newly planned data centres and data centre expansions, significant competition, the cost and supply of electrical power, data centre industry over-capacity, performance under service level agreements, certain other risks detailed herein and other risks described from time to time in Interxion’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).

Interxion does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this report.

Non-IFRS Financial Measures

Included in these materials are certain non-IFRS financial measures, which are measures of our financial performance that are not calculated and presented in accordance with IFRS, within the meaning of applicable SEC rules. These measures are as follows: (i) EBITDA; (ii) Adjusted EBITDA; (iii) Recurring revenue; (iv) Revenue on an organic constant currency basis; (v) Adjusted net income; (vi) Adjusted basic earnings per share and (vii) Adjusted diluted earnings per share.

Other companies may present EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Recurring revenue, Revenue on an organic constant currency basis, Adjusted net income, Adjusted basic earnings per share and Adjusted diluted earnings per share differently than we do. Each of these measures are not measures of financial performance under IFRS and should not be considered as an alternative to operating income or as a measure of liquidity or an alternative to Profit for the period attributable to shareholders (“net income”) as indicators of our operating performance or any other measure of performance implemented in accordance with IFRS.

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Recurring revenue and Revenue on an organic constant currency basis

We define EBITDA as net income plus income tax expense, net finance expense, depreciation, amortisation and impairment of assets.

We define Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA adjusted for the following items, which may occur in any period, and which management believes are not representative of our operating performance:

  • Share-based payments – primarily the fair value at the date of grant to employees of equity awards, are recognised as an employee expense over the vesting period. We believe that this expense does not represent our operating performance.
  • Income or expense related to the evaluation and execution of potential mergers or acquisitions (“M&A”) – under IFRS, gains and losses associated with M&A activity are recognised in the period in which such gains or losses are incurred. We exclude these effects because we believe they are not reflective of our ongoing operating performance.
  • Adjustments related to terminated and unused data centre sites – these gains and losses relate to historical leases entered into for certain brownfield sites, with the intention of developing data centres, which were never developed and for which management has no intention of developing into data centres. We believe the impact of gains and losses related to unused data centres are not reflective of our business activities and our on-going operating performance.

In certain circumstances, we may also adjust for other items that management believes are not representative of our current on-going performance. Examples include: adjustments for the cumulative effect of a change in accounting principle or estimate, impairment losses, litigation gains and losses or windfall gains and losses.

We define Recurring revenue as revenue incurred monthly from colocation, connectivity and associated power charges, office space, amortised set-up fees and certain recurring managed services (but excluding any ad hoc managed services) provided by us directly or through third parties, excluding rents received for the sublease of unused sites.

We believe EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA and Recurring revenue provide useful supplemental information to investors regarding our on-going operational performance. These measures help us and our investors evaluate the on-going operating performance of the business after removing the impact of our capital structure (primarily interest expense) and our asset base (primarily depreciation and amortisation). Management believes that the presentation of Adjusted EBITDA, when combined with the primary IFRS presentation of net income, provides a more complete analysis of our operating performance. Management also believes the use of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA facilitates comparisons between us and other data centre operators (including other data centre operators that are REITs) and other infrastructure based businesses. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are also relevant measures used in the financial covenants of our €100.0 million revolving credit facility, our €100.0 million senior secured revolving facility and our 6.00% Senior Secured Notes due 2020.

A reconciliation from net income to EBITDA and from EBITDA to Adjusted EBITDA is provided in the tables attached to this press release. EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and other key performance indicators may not be indicative of our historical results of operations, nor are they meant to be predictive of future results.

We believe that revenue growth is a key indicator of how a company is progressing from period to period and presenting organic constant currency information for revenue provides useful supplemental information to investors regarding our ongoing operational performance because it helps us and our investors evaluate the ongoing operating performance of the business after removing the impact of acquisitions and of currency exchange rates.

Adjusted net income, Adjusted basic earnings per share and Adjusted diluted earnings per share

We define Adjusted net income as net income adjusted for the following items and the related income tax effect, which may occur in any period, and which management believes are not reflective of our operating performance:

  • Income or expense related to the evaluation and execution of potential mergers or acquisitions (“M&A”) – under IFRS, gains and losses associated with M&A activity are recognised in the period in which such gains or losses are incurred. We exclude these effects because we believe they are not reflective of our on-going operating performance.
  • Adjustments related to provisions – these adjustments are made for adjustments in provisions that are not reflective of the on-going operating performance of Interxion. These adjustments may include changes in provisions for onerous lease contracts.
  • Adjustments related to capitalised interest – Under IFRS we are required to calculate and capitalise interest allocated to the investment in data centres and exclude it from net income. We believe that reversing the impact of capitalised interest provides information about the impact of the total interest costs and facilitates comparisons with other data centre operators.

In certain circumstances, we may also adjust for items that management believes are not representative of our current on-going performance. Examples include: adjustments for the cumulative effect of a change in accounting principle or estimate, impairment losses, litigation gains and losses or windfall gains and losses.

Management believe that the exclusion of certain items listed above, provides useful supplemental information to net income to aid investors in evaluating the operating performance of our business and comparing our operating performance with other data centre operators and infrastructure companies. We believe the presentation of Adjusted net income, when combined with net income (loss) prepared in accordance with IFRS is beneficial to a complete understanding of our performance. A reconciliation from reported net income to Adjusted net income is provided in the tables attached to this press release.

Adjusted basic earnings per share and Adjusted diluted earnings per share amounts are determined on Adjusted net income.

The company’s outlook for 2017 included in this press release, includes a range for expected Adjusted EBITDA, a non-IFRS financial measure, which excludes items that management believes are not representative of our operating performance. These items include, but are not limited to, share-based payments, income or expense related to the evaluation and execution of potential mergers or acquisitions, adjustments related to terminated and unused data centre sites, and other significant items that currently cannot be predicted. The exact amount of these items is not currently determinable, but may be significant. Accordingly, the company is unable to provide equivalent reconciliations from the corresponding forward-looking IFRS measures to expected Adjusted EBITDA.

About Interxion

Interxion (NYSE: INXN) is a leading provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services in Europe, serving a wide range of customers through 45 data centres in 11 European countries. Interxion’s uniformly designed, energy efficient data centres offer customers extensive security and uptime for their mission-critical applications. With over 600 connectivity providers, 21 European Internet exchanges, and most leading cloud and digital media platforms across its footprint, Interxion has created connectivity, cloud, content and finance hubs that foster growing customer communities of interest.  For more information, please visit www.interxion.com.

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